I liked it but then again I'm the kind of person who just accepts it for what it is. I had high expectations and yes there were a couple of parts I felt were pointless and didn't bring anything to the story but I thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours. Visually it's pretty amazing. I can't see 3D so I can't talk about that but as a standard film it looked glorious. Michael Fassbenders performance is the standout performance in the film. Its a shame the rest of the crew got relatively little character development but at the end of the day I knew their names, their reasons for being there on the ship and really thats all I felt was needed to enjoy the film. The script wasn't great, the acting was sufficent if not spectacular, the story was a bit aimless at times and the script left something to be decided but you know what? i don't really care. I'm no film critic. I went in to it just wanting to be entertained and it filled its purpose pretty much. I enjoyed it plot holes and all. My question still remains did Alien, a 70s sci-fi horror icon really need further explaination? Personally I don't think so.